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The World's Fastest Indian Reviews

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July 31, 2011
Anthony Hopkins gives an eccentric performance in his second film with Roger Donaldson.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 18, 2010
Hopkins' joyous romp is a little slow for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 15, 2010
Ambushing audiences isn't easy for an actor like Anthony Hopkins, from whom we've come to expect shouting routines. But he propels this biopic past familiar fish-out-of-water beats with a vibrant, wily, unpredictable joie de vivre not seen since "Nixon."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 29, 2009
A sweet, heartbreaking, road trip film...
November 11, 2008
Movie does not try to turn elderly speedster Burt Munro into melodrama but simply allows his astounding achievements to speak for themselves.
August 6, 2008
An old-fashioned, consummate feelgood flick and a valedictory to eccentric, stubborn old coots everywhere.
August 6, 2008
This compelling fact-based story is [Donaldson's] best effort in years.
May 2, 2007
It's hard not to like Hopkins' Burt Munro, which means it's hard not to like The World's Fastest Indian.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 27, 2007
It creaks and splutters all the way, but Hopkins' charm keeps it chugging along steadily.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 4, 2006
This codger has a libido, which distinguishes him from most of the seniors in the movies.
July 24, 2006
Sweet but syrupy and formulaic.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 24, 2006
It takes a while to adjust to this amiable film's languorous tempo but you might find it's worth the wait.
April 7, 2006
The film is itself an offering to the god of speed, but much more besides.
April 4, 2006
Hopkins presides as such an engaging old coot, it seems criminal to point out flaws in the film -- which rarely tries to be more than a Kiwi version of 'The Straight Story.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2006
A wonderfully uplifting and charming biopic that's sure to win over all but the most mean-spirited. And the motorbike races really rocket, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 31, 2006
A spellbinding road movie about a man with a dream, The World's Fastest Indian tells not only a true story but introduces us to a priceless original.
March 24, 2006
Hopkins makes a thoroughly convincing argument that the need for speed doesn't necessarily fade away in the so-called twilight years.
March 18, 2006
A real family treat.
| Original Score: 4/5
March 17, 2006
Like old Burt Munro from down under, the movie's a charmer.
March 17, 2006
The World's Fastest Indian isn't so much a story about breaking records and gauging speed as it is about the kindness of strangers and the ultimate road trip.
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